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What the heck do I say to this freak?
« on: July 28, 2005, 11:51:25 AM »
My SO's car got broken into last weekend (second time in a month), so I went around my block to tell our neighbors to keep an eye out for suspicious activity. 

I was telling this old guy about the break ins, and he responded with, "well, there's a colored family a block over, why don't you talk to them"  I was so shocked, all I could say was, "why would you say something like that..you don't know those people" and walked away.

Then yesterday, he yelled from his front porch to another neighbor, "did you hear that those colored folks broke into another car last night?"

I want to confront this racist **&)@#, but I want to do it in such a way so that he will truly understand how backward and logically wrong his bigoted assumption is.  Any suggestions?

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Re: What the heck do I say to this freak?
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2005, 11:55:54 AM »
You can always say, "Hey, my friend twarga's nephew is as white as the driven snow and has been in and out of prison since he was 14 for theft and drug dealing.  It's probably him."  Oh wait, he's in jail in Michigan right now.   :-\
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Re: What the heck do I say to this freak?
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2005, 11:57:58 AM »
ha!

I really don't get why this guy would even think to say something like that.  WTF is up with that?

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Re: What the heck do I say to this freak?
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2005, 12:00:33 PM »
ha!

I really don't get why this guy would even think to say something like that.  WTF is up with that?

It makes him feel secure knowing that only certain people do bad things and that he has the power to spot them from a distance.  He's a racist old man... they're a dime a dozen.
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Re: What the heck do I say to this freak?
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2005, 12:10:52 PM »
Just ignore him. He's had a long time to become set in his ways. His ideas, not unlike himself, are slowly dying.

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Re: What the heck do I say to this freak?
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2005, 12:16:56 PM »
ha!

I really don't get why this guy would even think to say something like that.  WTF is up with that?

old prejudices die hard. The u.s. was still heavily racist in the 1950's and 60's. that's only 50 years or so....no time at all really.

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Re: What the heck do I say to this freak?
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2005, 12:21:08 PM »
you can't teach an old dog new tricks :-\ .. just continue to live your life with an open mind... and raise your children the same way...
We're not accepting this CHANGE UP in the rules. Period. American presidents have been in the bed with organized crime, corporate pilferers, and the like for years. And all u want to put on this man is that his pastor said "Gotdamn America?" Hell, America.U got off pretty damn well, if you ask me...

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Re: What the heck do I say to this freak?
« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2005, 12:30:07 PM »
what relief.  when julie saw thread title, she figured this be about her.

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Re: What the heck do I say to this freak?
« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2005, 12:31:14 PM »
Are you the rascist old man?
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Re: What the heck do I say to this freak?
« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2005, 12:47:53 PM »
that hurt.  that really hurt.  no more barney miller for you.